The Importance Of Toilet Training For Toddlers

The Importance Of Toilet Training For Toddlers

2 Nov 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

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Toilet training your toddler might seem like a challenging task but it is important to make them learn. Late potty training has certain risks and hence here’s why you should do it on time.

The potty training process can get messy, so use organic bamboo wipes that are made with natural ingredients and safe to use.

Importance Of Toilet Training

Toilet training your toddler is not just associated with the fact that he/she can pee or poop in the toilet seat. There are many emotional and behavioural and emotional benefits for a child. Here are some benefits of toilet training your toddler: 

Feeling of Independence. Your child feels a sense of accomplishment and independence after being toilet-trained. It gives them control over one of their most important activities as they no longer need you to change their nappies. 

Reduction in Expenses. When your child is potty trained, diapers are no longer needed and hence it results in fewer expenses. 

Exposure to Chemicals Stops. If you have been using a disposable diaper, your child’s exposure to harsh chemicals such as dioxins is stopped through diapers after being toilet trained. These harmful chemicals can reduce the immunity of your child. 

Helps Build Discipline. As your child grows, it’s important for them to pick healthy habits for their well-being. Getting toilet trained helps build discipline in following a schedule for your child. 

Prepares for Challenges. Once your toddler can make the whole process, including washing the bum or wiping and washing hands, it makes them confident to take up more complex challenges on their own.

In case your toddler has an accident when learning to go to the toilet, he/she will be able to change into clean clothes. This will make your child feel capable of being able to change clothes on his own.

Milestone for You and Your Toddler. As a parent, toilet training is a milestone for both you and your toddler. It’s a phase where they are transitioning into the process of being able to take care of their own hygiene. Plus, it saves time and energy for you and your caregivers.

Risks Of Late Toilet Training

A few physical problems related to late toilet training (after 4 years) are as follows:

  • Abnormal urination due to poor functioning of the bladder muscles
  • Risk of infectious diseases like diarrhoea
  • Constipation 
  • Accidents during daytime
  • Unable to control the urge
  • Urinary tract infections

Toilet training is an important milestone for both you and your child. While the importance of toilet training your toddler is not to be overlooked, you also need to be patient and supportive throughout the process. Your toddler will ultimately learn. 

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